Oils are probably one of my favourite types of product as they can be so versatile with so many different uses. My current obsession is with Avocado Oil which I've been using almost daily for about 2 months now. Like most oils, the best kind to get for maximum benefits is pure, organic, unrefined, cold pressed oil.
Avocados are a widely loved superfood, but the oil derived from those avocados doesn't get nearly as much attention as it deserves! Avocado Oil has some fantastic properties which make it particularly beneficial when applied to the skin. It's rich in vitamins E, A & D, as well as potassium and lecithin, and many other nutrients and minerals including magnesium, copper, iron, amino acids and folic acid. It also contains sterolins which have been known to reduce the appearance of scars and age spots, whilst helping to soften and deeply moisturise dry skin.
I use Fushi's Organic Avocado Oil* (100ml RRP £9.50), a brand I always go back to as know I can trust their products are very high quality, certified organic, fair trade and more affordable than other brands. The oil from this particular brand is a medium-dark green colour with a subtle, slightly nutty, scent to it. Although it's classed as one of the heavier oils, in my opinion it has the perfect consistency; thin enough to sink into the skin easily, yet also thick enough to help the skin retain moisture. A little most definitely goes a long way!
Here's a few of my favourite beauty uses and benefits of avocado oil:
I mostly use Avocado Oil as my nighttime face oil (although it is also light enough to use in the daytime under makeup too) and it can also be used as part of the oil cleansing method. My skin has been much clearer and smoother since I started using this oil and some of the small scars on my face have even started to fade. Recently I've been using it as an eye treatment too which I'm sure has been helping to reduce the dark pigmentation under my eyes!
Do you use avocado oil as part of your beauty routine? What's your favourite way to use it?